A father of three, Olanrewaju Aluko, on Thursday said he prepared a fake charm for his wife, Tolu, to swear with that she was not flirting around. Aluko made the disclosure when he testified in a divorce petition instituted by his wife in an Ikole Customary Court in Ekiti.
"I am not fetish and occultic. I only asked Tolu to swear with a fake fetish substance which I prepared to confirm her innocence when I suspected her to be flirting around," he said.
He urged the court to grant him custody of their third child, saying the child, a girl, was the only one that needed care.
Tolu had asked the court to dissolve the 16-year-old marriage because Aluko was irresponsible and did not care for the three kids since they were born.
She further accused the husband of being occultic and was always threatening her with charms and other fetish substances, NAN reports.
"I left his house with my kids in 2012 when I could no more cope with his care-free attitude toward me and the children but he kept on threatening to kill me with charm.“
"I pleaded with this court to separate us but allow the three children aged 15, 13 and eight to remain in my custody so that I would continue caring and monitor the children. The court should also order him never to threaten nor disturb me, but should pay N20,000 as monthly allowance for the upkeep of the children,’" she said.
The President of the court, Mrs. Yemisi Ojo, dissolved the marriage. Ojo awarded custody of the children to Tolu and ordered the defendant to pay N10,000 monthly upkeep allowance to the petitioner.